9.28.2014

Crispy Baked Chicken Legs

In my efforts to get my kids to eat new and different things I was inspired by The Two Bite Club's recipe for chicken legs.  I grew up eating chicken legs and I still love them to this day.

I (of course) altered my recipe to make it fit what I thought would taste best for my family and they turned out fabulous!
Crispy Baked Chicken Legs | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

9.25.2014

How I Turned A Framed Painting Into An Awesome Chalkboard

Years ago my husband and I were on the look out for some sort of art to fill a very large wall in our apartment dining room.  One night while we were out and about, we had some to time to kill so we wandered into Kirklands.  Just glancing around, we came across a beautiful "painting" in a gorgeous frame that was severely marked down in price.  Originally I think it was around $398.00 and we purchased that sucker for $78!  Did we love it...no.  Like was even a strong word, but we felt like we got a great deal (which we did) and hung it up the next day.  It filled the space lovely, but we quickly had buyers remorse when the more we looked at it, the more we knew it wasn't our style...AT ALL!

About a year later (yes, we kept it up there because I just had 2 babies 18 months apart and decorating was the furthest thing from my mind!)  I was feeding one of the littles and it came to me that I might be able to turn it into a fun chalkboard.  The "painting" was really a picture with some slightly textured paint thrown over the top.  We already loved the chunky frame, but didn't have any gold in our home.  I had big plans, but two things got in the way of it.  We were still living in that tiny apartment so I had no where to set up shop and two, we found out we were possibly moving!

It wasn't until we finally got settled into our new place here in Austin that my little dream came true and I was able to start and finish a pretty big project! 
Use an old painting or thrift store find to make your own chalkboard!  | My Name Is Snickerdoodle #chalboard #diy

9.22.2014

A Fun After School Snack

I hate to even call this a recipe since there is not much to it, but these few simple ingredients sure do make for a tasty treat.  What's great about these Chocolate and Candy Dipped Pretzels is your kiddos can help!  We love it as an after school treat or a fun weekend snack. 
Chocolate and Candy Dipped Pretzels...a great after school snack! | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

9.20.2014

Super Simple and Easy Chili

Every since I can remember, my mom made chili on Halloween.  We did have it a few times during the winter months, because it's so warm and hearty, but nothing says Halloween to me more than my mom's chili!

Well it's not Halloween just yet, but our temps dipped down last weekend and I've been in a chili mood ever since.  A few days ago I teased about this recipe when I posted those fun Chili Cook Off Score Card Printables and as promised, this comes together in no time and is simply delish! 
Super Easy and Delicous Chili | My Name Is Snickerdoodle #chili

9.18.2014

Free Chili Cook Off Score Card

Last October we had the opportunity through our church to help out with the annual Chili Cook Off and Trunk-or-Treat.  It was a total blast and we're hoping to help out with it again this year.  My husband and I were in charge of the chili cook off portion and with it being our first time, we were a little apprehensive on how to do it.  Sign ups, reminder emails and then the whole judging aspect became a little daunting at first.  Once we got organized though, it was a breeze!  I created the perfect score card for our judges (we had 4) and then came up with an easy form for us to tally up the points and come up with the winners.
The perfect Chili Cook Off Score Sheet | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

9.15.2014

How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

I have a new philosophy in life.
If you can make it yourself (especially for less) then do it. 

Last year as I was making my son's 3rd birthday cake I ended up with some left over royal icing.  It dawned on me to make my own googley candy eyes.  They turned out fabulous!  The kicker?  I had just bought some for $3.99 for 30.  30 EYES!!!  I had just made over a hundred for pennies.  I ended up returning those 30 million dollar eyes.   
How to make your own Googley Candy Eyes (for cheap!) | My Name Is Snickerdoodle #candy

9.14.2014

Who Wants A Free eCook Book?

Recipe Lion is a great resource for simple and easy recipes.  For over a year they've featured a few of my recipes and now have included this one in their newest eCook Book!  Click on the picture for the direct link to the download...FOR FREE!  
 26 Easy Ground Beef Recipes

9.11.2014

Nectarine Streusel Muffins

I love creating my own recipes, but it's also so fun to try out other's recipes.  Most of the time I like to tweak it to my liking by omitting ingredients or adding in things that maybe my family would like better.  Rarely do I ever like the original recipe.  Until now.  Sally over at Sally's Baking Addiction came up with the most phenomenal Peach Streusel Muffins.  Like, really really good!  The thing is, I only had nectarines on hand, not peaches.